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Klamath NF Fall RX Burning

Unit Information

Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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Incident Contact

Joshua Veal
Email: joshua.veal@usda.gov
Phone: 530-841-4485
Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p M-F

Jack Project in the Scott area of the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District 9/26/2019Image options: [ Full Size ]

October 3, 2019 - Prescribed burns have begun in areas around the forest. Below is a list showing current activity, proposed projects, and completed work.

For questions, contact the burn supervisor for the specific project.

Current Activity:

10/3/2019 - Pile burning is occurring in several areas on the west side of the forest and continues through the weekend. Smoke may be visible. Please do not report.

10/1/2019 - Goosenest Ranger District - Pile burning in the Black Rock and First Creek areas continuing through the weekend. Smoke may be visible. Please do not report.


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Proposed Projects:

Goosenest Ranger District – Fuels Technician Brandon Dethlefs (530) 398-5727

  • Van Bremmer-1,471 acres between Garner Butte and Garner Mountain near the communities of Tennant and Bray.

  • Thompson Ranch-900 acres of understory burning approximately five miles east of the community of Bray and four miles northeast of Tennant.

  • Erickson-1,820 acres of understory burning approximately two miles west of the community of Bray and seven miles northwest of Tennant.

  • Bray-1,807 acres near the communities of Bray and Tennant.

  • First Creek-912 acres of understory burning between Goosenest Mountain and Little Deer Mountain, approximately two miles north of Grass Lake.

  • Jones-168 acres of understory burning on the lower northeast slope of Goosenest Mountain.

  • Pile Burning- Approximately 2,000 acres at various locations throughout the district of piled slash from fuel reduction and vegetation management projects.

Salmon/Scott River Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Ron McEwen (530) 468-1271

  • Salmon Salvage-339 acres of understory burning approximately 2 miles Northwest of the community of Sawyer's Bar.

  • Petersburg Unit 1-645 acres of understory burning between Brown's Knob and the community of Cecilville.

  • Petersburg Admin. Site-7 acres of understory burning at the Petersburg Guard Station.

  • Salmon River Site Preparation and Plantation Maintenance-222 acres of pile approximately 3 miles northwest of Sawyers Bar (Cherry Creek area), 3 miles southwest of Sawyers Bar (Mud Lake area), and 7 miles northeast of Cecilville (Dogpaw area).

  • Additional Pile Burning- 300 acres at various locations throughout the district including Uncle Sam, Rainbow, Black Bear, and Whites Gulch, primarily piled slash from fuel reduction and vegetation management projects.

Salmon/Scott River Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Josh Schmalenberger (530) 468-5351

  • Scott Bar Mountain Underburn-500 acres near Jones Beach and Beauty Flat west of Fort Jones, CA. Re-entry prescribed underburn with two years remaining to complete.

  • Jack-150 acres prescribed underburn from Jack Conventional timber sale. Area is near the Camp Eden area on road 41N16 road.

  • McBaldy-500 acres of prescribed fire underburning in the Deadwood Baldy Peak area.

  • Pile Burning-700 acres of hand and machine piles across the Scott River Fire Division including Jack (Jackson and sugar creek), Singleton Creek, Scott Bar Mill Creek, Steamboat Gulch.

Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Matt Watson (530) 465-1520

  • Dutch Dog Unit 5-100 acres, understory burn (possibly with piles along control lines) - FS Road 40S01/FS Road 12/FS Road 46N42.

  • Pile Burning-Approximately 2,000 acres at various locations throughout the district of piled slash from fuel reduction and vegetation management projects.

Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District – Fuels Specialist Bradley Rafeedy (530) 493-1730

    • Jackson Peak Underburn-450 acres, SW of Jackson Peak above the 17N13 Road.

    • Two Bit Underburn # 5-984 acres, 1.5 miles NE of Baldy Mountain Look Out in the Doolittle creek area.

    • Two Bit Underburn # 3-1581 acres encompassing Deadman Point between the South Fork of Indian Creek and the Main Stem of Indian Creek.


Completed Work:

First Creek - Goosenest Ranger District - 50 acres on 9/26 Bray - Goosenest Ranger District - 141 acres completed 9/26. In patrol status. to be monitored as of 9/27 Sugar Creek – Scott River area of the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District. 27 acre understory burn. Ignition began on Thursday, 9/26/2019 for approximately 1 – 3 days.

First Creek – Goosenest Ranger District. 250 acre burn approximately 3 – 5 miles north of Grass Lake. Ignition continues today, 9/27/2019 and through the weekend.
Bray – Goosenest Ranger District, approximately 3 miles northeast of the community of Bray, CA. Ignition began on Wednesday, 9/25/2019. 141 acres was accomplished on 9/26/19.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSaturday September 14th, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationVarious locations within the Klamath National Forest
Incident CommanderKlamath National Forest
Incident DescriptionPlanned Projects Include Burning Piles Of Stacked Materials And Low To Moderate Intensity Understory Burns Of Vegetation On The Forest Floor. The Main Goals Of These Projects Are To Reduce The Severity Of Future Wildfires And Provide Added Protection For Communities In The Wildland Urban Interface. In Addition, The Burns Will Promote A Diverse And More Resilient Forest, And Improve Habitat For Wildlife.
Coordinates41.707 latitude, -122.644 longitude

Outlook

Planned Actions

See summary for list of active projects.

Projected Incident Activity

Pile burning continues on all Districts

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather conditions will be assessed prior to any ignitions.